About the Providers

Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina is a full-service dermatology practice dedicated to providing comprehensive skin care, including general medical dermatology, skin cancer surgery, MOHS Surgery for complicated skin cancers in cosmetically challenging locations, as well as cosmetic services.

Dr. James M. PoloDr. James M. Polo

Dr. James Polo graduated from the United States Naval Academy and attended the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, earning a Doctorate of Medicine. He completed his Dermatology Residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. He was stationed as a dermatologist at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for seven years. During that time, he served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Specialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General. Dr. Polo is Board Certified in Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Sean J. MurphyDr. Sean J. Murphy

Dr. Sean Murphy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. He completed his Dermatology Residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina, he was Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. Dr. Murphy is Board Certified in Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the North Carolina Dermatology Association.

Dr. Scott McClellanDr. Scott McClellan

Dr. Scott McClellan is the primary provider for our Kinston office. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his Dermatology Residency at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California and Dermatopathology Fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. McClellan is Board Certified in Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Cynthia A. PoloCynthia A. Polo, M.D.

Dr. Cynthia Polo staffs the Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin Rejuvenation Center. A graduate of Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, she graduated medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Polo has been trained in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and laser surgery and works together with all of our physicians in order to seamlessly integrate cosmetic dermatology with the patient's medical and surgical skincare.

Kimberly RikardKimberly Rikard, Certified Physician Assistant

Kim is a Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from East Carolina University and Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master's in Health Sciences in 2001. Since that time, she has worked in family practice as well as orthopedics before joining Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina in December 2009. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Justin LoucksJustin Loucks, Certified Physician Assistant

Justin is a Certified Physician Assistant, having graduated from East Carolina University with his master’s degree following his undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to joining Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina in May 2016, he worked for an orthopedics practice in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. Justin is looking forward to providing exceptional professional care for our patients’ skin health concerns.

Lauren ThomasLauren Thomas, Certified Physician Assistant

Lauren is a Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from North Carolina State University and Jefferson College of Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Lauren has worked in emergency medicine before joining the Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina team in 2016. Lauren is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.

Catherine PollardCatherine Pollard, Certified Physician Assistant

Catherine Pollard, our Certified Physician Assistant, graduated summa cum laude from Sewane: The University of the South in 2006 and then received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama Birmingham Surgical Physician’s Assistant Program in 2009. She joined our practice in 2010 and provides care to all of our patients in the New Bern, Kinston, Jacksonville and Morehead City offices of Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

BradleyBradley Alsip, Certified Physician Assistant

Bradley Alsip is a Certified Physician Assistant who graduated from NC State University with degrees in Human Biology and Nutrition. Bradley obtained his Masters of Physician Assistant Practice degree at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. Prior to starting with DACC in 2018, Bradley worked in Wilmington, NC in family medicine and urgent care. Bradley enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is looking forward to providing exceptional care for all our patient's skin care concerns and health.

Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina

  • Kinston Location - 701 Doctors Dr., Suite F, Kinston, NC 28501 Phone: 252-686-0991 Fax: 252-686-6810
  • New Bern location - 2115 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560 Phone: 252-633-4461 Fax: 252-633-6016
  • Morehead City Location - 3332 Bridges St., Suite 3-B, Morehead City, NC 28557 Phone: 252-622-4378 Fax: 252-622-4659
  • Jacksonville Location - 39-A Office Park Dr., Jacksonville, NC 28546 Phone: 910-333-9337 Fax: 1-910-333-8607

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